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Cycling Tour in Abruzzo and Molise

For the avid, adventurous, historically-minded, culinarily-curious traveler and cyclist who desires to discover a lesser-known area of Italy, we offer a unique tour from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. On and off the bike, our journey designed in this unique corner of Italy create an enlivening experience in and around two pristine regions of south-central Italy. Explore some of the region’s network of tranquil roads by bicycle or on foot. Soak in the breathtaking views, invigorating climbs, and thrilling descents through national parks. Amble through ancient hamlets. And everywhere, taste. Benvenuti (welcome) to Abruzzo and Molise!

  

See here for more info on Abruzzo and Molise regions.

 

Cycling Tour in Abruzzo and Molise

 

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 14, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (11 days)

For more info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $5,990 (from $6,140 after Nov. 30, 2021)

 

Single Supplement: $890 

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

 

 

Tour Highlights

  • Tastings of regional Slow Food Presidia and visits to local wine and olive oil makers
  • Exposure to local culture and history with native, bilingual, experienced Tour Leaders
  • Experience the authentic Abruzzese and Molisana cuisines through delicious meals featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients
  • Learn about local production of wrought-iron and bells from local artisans
  • Enjoy some of the best whites of the regions such as Pecorino and Falanghina and the red wines of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, Tintilia and Aglianico
  • Elegant and traditional accommodation in hand-selected 3- and 4-star hotels, masserie and alberghi diffusi
  • Strolls through “the most beautiful villages in Italy” (Iborghi più belli d’Italia) of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Pescocostanzo, Castel del Monte, Pacentro and Caramanico Terme
  • Exhilarating rides in national parks from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea and opportunities to improve your cycling skills with your Tour Leaders
  • Traditional, local recipes to bring home with you!

 

Cycling Level 4 – Antipasto, Primo, Secondo and Dolce (Dessert)

What's Included

  • 10 nights of accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels, masserie and alberghi diffusi
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Exhilarating rides in two national parks in the Apennines of Abruzzo, through the hills of Molise and to the Adriatic Sea
  • Explore the towns of Campobasso, Termoli and Sulmona and the villages of S. Stefano di Sessanio, Pescocostanzo, Caramanico Terme, Castel del Monte, and Agnone
  • 1 visit and tasting to an olive oil maker and 1 visit and tasting to a wine maker near Termoli
  • 1 visit and tasting to a sugared almond candies producer in Sulmona
  • 1 cooking demo in Molise
  • Visits to Rocca Calascio ruines and Monforte castle
  • 1 visit to a bell maker in Agnone; 1 visit to a wrought-iron artisan in Pescocostanzo
  • Bike rental (see more info here) and Garmin Touring Edge unit (if you have one, bring yours and we’ll upload the routes onto your unit)
  • Comfortable transportation and assistance by 9-seat van for all travel on tour
  • Refreshments, snacks, fruits and other local delicacies during our rides
  • Two bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • One group transfer from Rome hotel at the beginning and to Rome hotel & airport at the end of tour
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

 

 

What's Not Included

 

  • 6 lunches and 2 dinners on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine, beer and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • E-bike, upon request and availability, with $100-200 surcharge depending on the type (see more info here)
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leaders
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

 

Itinerary

 

 

To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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